Category: Industrial Wastewater

What is effluent discharge?

Effluent discharge is liquid waste, other than waste from kitchens or toilets, surface water or domestic sewage. It is produced and discharged by any industrial or commercial premises, such as a food processing factory or …

Do I need a discharge license?

Every industrial or commercial premises that releases wastewater in the form of trade effluent requires a discharge license. The reason for this is because the effluent could harm the environment. Whether the premises lets go …

What is trade waste water?

Trade waste water, also known as trade effluent, is any water produced by a business or process that is not domestic sewage or uncontaminated rainwater. Businesses must obtain a consent license before discharging any liquid …

Trade effluent environmental legislation

This post is designed to help you find out more about trade effluent, what it is and the environmental legislation and regulations surrounding it. Most, but not all manufacturing businesses need to have a trade …

What are trade effluent charges?

A wide variety of companies and organisations across different industries create trade effluent as the result of a specific process or activities such as producing food & drink, building cars or developing medicines. If your …

What is trade effluent consent?

Trade effluent consent is delivered by means of a license or permit that is issued by the respective water company to a business or facility that produces wastewater, specifically ‘trade effluent’. Understanding trade effluent In …

Fats, oils and grease blockages

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) come from food products such as butter, lard, vegetable oils, animal fats, meats, sauces and dairy products. FOG is typically generated during the preparation of food containing these products and …

Examples of trade effluent

There are many different examples of trade effluent that are the result of the varied processes and activities undertaken by companies operating across a number of industries. Trade effluent is any liquid waste, other than …

When will I return an investment on my waste water flow meter?

As with all capital expenditure, securing a long-term return on investment is key to the longevity and success of any business. It’s no different with a waste water flow meter which is why many of …

Understanding your trade effluent license

If you own or manage a company that discharges effluent that could harm the environment, you will need a trade effluent license so that it can be treated safely. This article is designed to help …

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